Friday, 27 December 2019

Christmas Flowers

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and enjoyed yourselves wherever you were and whatever you were doing. Christmas dinner is lovely but very filling and I do enjoy the couple of days after  when we finish off the leftover meats with salad and Hubby's homemade bread.

Now onto my christmas flowers which I've made to join in with the Uniko 2019 Christmas Party.

It's an 'anything goes christmas' theme with at least one Uniko product (which can also include their digital freebies). I decided to make a box card using the Uniko 'season of beauty' set, stamping and fussy cutting the flowers and foliage several times. I really love this stamp set but  I do wish there was a die set to match as my fingers were a bit sore afterwards! I heat embossed on the box flaps with Uniko 'background blocks stars' and then stuck it all together and added a bow to finish off.

You can save 15% on all Uniko orders at the moment - check out this post here and of course I had to treat myself to another christmas pressie! Edited - offer now ended

That's it from me for today, I'm off to have a bowl of homemade celery soup and then maybe probably treat myself to a few more goodies! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and thanks for taking the time to visit.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Merry Snippetmas

Not long now until the jolly man in a red suit appears and apart from making the sausage rolls and shortbreads I'm done, which meant I've had time for some crafty fun. I treated myself to a new set of Sizzix Tim Holtz 'tiny snowglobes' dies which dropped through the letterbox on Friday so I decided I should have a play.

I showed Hubby the dies and he asked if I was regretting buying them.... mmmm not sure yet! just check the last photo and you'll see what he meant. I think TH must have been checking out the Snippet's Playground when he designed these dies! Anyway I decided that using snippets of white card with StickIt backing and then colouring the die cut pieces with Promarkers would be the best way to tackle things.... ha ha ha, just shows how wrong you can be!

Luckily I decided to cut and make them one image at a time but trying to get the sticky backing off the tiny bits was very frustrating and even then I still managed to lose some of the minutest bits and had to resort to adding a touch of colour with a Sakura or Promarker pen to finish off. One thing's for sure, these were NOT designed for people with less than nimble fingers or old eyes BUT they are so super cute when finished EVEN if it did take me hours and a big magnifying lamp!

I used two of them to make into tags and all but one of the others - along with some more snippets and a spot of Stickles - to make a 'scrapling' card. I first saw this type of card over on Jules' blog here.

And to give you an idea of the size

I'm heading over to join in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Allsorts challenge 'anything goes'

Inkspirational challenge 'no stamping'

That's it from me for today, thanks so much for taking the time to visit and before I go I would like to wish you all 

A Very Merry Christmas

Monday, 16 December 2019

Penguin Fun

Hi everyone, I hope all is well in your corner of Blogland. I'm popping in today with a card using a newly purchased Penny Black stamp called 'dancing and prancing'. I used my usual Promarkers for colouring and a snippet of paper for the snowy sky. I saw this stamp over at Lorraine's Loft here and knew I had to treat reminds me of Happy Feet and the song 'Boogie Wonderland'

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'inspired by a song'

Pixie's Snippets challenge 'use snippets'

Dream Valley challenge 'christmas'

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'anything goes'

Simon Says Stamp 'it's christmas card day'

I've finally finished my christmas cards so now I'm looking forward to having a play just for fun and maybe try out a few ideas I have jumping about in my head! But of course that will be after I've done all the housework and shopping... won't it ??!!

Thanks for popping by to have a look and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it as I know you must all be very busy getting ready for christmas.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Merry Snowmen

Hi everyone, only two more weeks and Santa will have been (hopefully with some new crafty goodies) and we'll be tucking into the christmas dinner!

I'm here with a very quick post to show you another christmas card...... a Newton's Nook image coloured with Promarkers and a Uniko sentiment. Very CAS design and very quick to make.

I made this for the following challenges ~

Time Out challenge 'merry & cheerful

Inky Paws challenge 'snow day'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything goes'

Dream Valley challenge 'christmas'

Passion for Promarkers 'mega christmas challenge 2019'

Simon Says Stamp  'christmas card day'

That's it from me for today.... I did say it was a quick post! I really appreciate your visit and for taking the time to leave a comment.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Winter Fairies

Yikes, the christmas countdown on the advent calendar has started and believe it or not I'm still not organised (what's new there ?!) but I'm sure the rest of you are all ready for the annual appearance of the big fat man in his red suit !

I've just finished my granddadughter's card after changing the design countless times and hopefully fairies, tigers and purple will still be her favourite by the time she gets this! I used a couple of Mo Manning digi fairies 'winter fairy Pyry' and winter fairy Talva' which were coloured with Promarkers and given a good helping of Stickles and the tree is a Memory Box die 'swirly tree' as I think it's just perfect for a fairies christmas tree. I found the little tiger image on the internet and just changed the colour of the stripes to purple, and the rest is all from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Butterfly challenge 'spin the wheel with X for guess who!'

Mo's Digital Pencil challenge 'winter with a Mo Manning image'

Memory Box challenge 'holiday cards'

Allsorts challenge 'snowmen and/or snowflakes'

Dream Valley challenge 'christmas'

Simon Says Monday challenge 'let's sparkle'

I've got a twofer for you in the shape of a little meecie filling the stockings ready for christmas morning. The decoupage sheet is from the House Mouse Triple CD Collection.

I shall enter this in

House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge 'anything goes or happy holidays'

Thanks for popping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment especially as I'm sure you are all very busy getting ready for christmas.